Family vacations are all about creating lasting memories, and there’s no better place to do that than along 30A. To ensure your getaway starts on the right foot, finding the perfect, kid-friendly home away from home is essential. You’ll need ample space, convenient beach and pool access, and of course, a prime location. Plus, a game room wouldn’t hurt either! Here are our top recommendations for the best kid-friendly rental homes along 30A.
WaterColor Inn & Resort: A Family Haven
The WaterColor Inn & Resort is a highly acclaimed lodging option along the Panhandle. This warm and family-friendly destination offers 60 beachfront guest rooms and suites, with an additional seven family suites set to debut in Spring 2022.
Beyond the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico, guests can enjoy the Beach Club and Camp WaterColor. The Beach Club is the ultimate amenity, with three pools offering unobstructed views of the Gulf. Meanwhile, Camp WaterColor provides a range of recreational activities for families, including two pools with slides, a lazy river with a lifeguard on duty, and a playground and basketball court. And don’t worry about packing a cooler – both locations offer fantastic food and beverage options.
With bike, kayak, canoe rentals, and stand-up paddleboard rentals available, as well as beach bonfire services, each day at the WaterColor Inn promises a new adventure.
3 Doors Down: Amusement and Hospitality
Nestled in Blue Mountain Beach, 3 Doors Down offers boundless hospitality and abundant amusements. This four-story home features two covered verandas and an open rooftop deck, ensuring you have plenty of space to relax. With a heated, private pool just steps away from the emerald waters of the Gulf, you’ll have the best of both worlds.
With its five bedrooms spread across three levels and enough beds to accommodate up to 16 beachgoers, 3 Doors Down is perfect for a fun beach reunion among family members of all ages. The home even boasts four individual living areas, ensuring everyone has their own space. And if you’re looking for indoor entertainment, the pool level features a game room with a ping pong table and dartboard – perfect for hours of fun.
Experience the charm of Blue Mountain Beach with its friendly bars, restaurants, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, and a local bakery – all just a bike ride away.
About Time: A Spacious Gulf Front Home
About Time, located in Dune Allen Beach, is a beautifully furnished and spacious three-story home designed with large families in mind. With its stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and all four bedrooms, you’ll be captivated by its beauty. The generous layout provides ample space for quality family time, as well as private areas for relaxation.
Located just steps away from coastal dune lake, Oyster Lake, and a short stroll to kid-friendly restaurants like Pizza by the Sea and Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, About Time offers the perfect location. You can also explore the community center of Gulf Place via the Scenic 30A bike and walking trail, adding even more convenience to your stay.
While enjoying your family vacation at About Time, you’ll also be supporting local children in need, as the owners have committed to donating a share of their rental proceeds to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.
Coconut Cottage: A Beautiful Family Retreat
Coconut Cottage is a beautiful house that can be your dream family vacation home along 30A. With four bedrooms and three baths, this charming abode can comfortably sleep 12 guests. Its layout offers both adult privacy and dedicated spaces for kids to stay and play.
The spacious kitchen and living room provide the perfect setting for entertaining or simply enjoying a relaxed day at home. With Grayton Beach State Park just minutes away, you’ll have endless opportunities for fun in the sun. And when you want a resort-like experience, make use of the community pool, hot tub, and other amenities. Don’t forget to check out the community grills and fire pit areas for a delightful cookout night!
PB&J – 20 East Ruskin Street: Steps Away from Seaside Paradise
PB&J Cottage is located just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Seaside and Central Square – the main shopping and dining hub of this famous 30A community.
Whether you’re looking to relax or seek endless fun, Seaside offers the perfect ambiance. This spacious home is ideal for large families or groups of friends seeking a memorable beach vacation. The living areas are designed to provide ample space, and the comfortable bedrooms, including a bunk room with two sets of bunks and a daybed with a trundle, ensure everyone has a comfortable place to rest.
Seaside itself offers a plethora of activities for every age group, from morning workouts at the fitness center to professional tennis lessons and relaxation by one of the three community pools. The town’s stunning balcony views and miles of pedestrian-friendly paths for jogging and biking make it a unique and colorful community.
Discover Your Perfect “Home Away from Home”
If you haven’t found your perfect rental home yet, don’t worry. Keep exploring our 30A Beach Vacation Rentals page, and you’re sure to find the ideal accommodation for your family’s needs.
Remember, creating unforgettable family memories is what vacationing along 30A is all about. So choose the perfect kid-friendly rental home, pack your bags, and get ready for an incredible adventure. Ambassadeur Hotel is here to help you make the most of your family vacation.